POST NEWS UPDATE: Jay White comments on the speculation that he was leaving NJPW

Jay White addresses his situation with NJPW from early 2021, Ronda Rousey on a possible return, 'Wildcat' Chris Harris interview and more

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** Chase Owens brought Jay White onto his Twitch channel for a Q&A with viewers. Back in January, there was a great deal of hype surrounding Jay White following his loss in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 15 night two. Jay was asked what it was like seeing the speculation on social media that he was going to depart New Japan Pro-Wrestling and pop up in the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble match. Jay was not focused on any of that and said he was trying to figure out what he was going to do at the time.

I know people are gonna talk anyway. I wasn’t too bothered by what other people were thinking. It was more about me trying to decide what to do at the time so I kinda wasn’t focused on what other people were saying and stuff. I had other things to think about opposed to putting attention to what I thought the fans were saying or thinking, you know? It was down to what I needed to do at the time.

He then went on to give his thoughts on what AEW is doing with The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. Jay expressed that he’s got bigger things to be concerned with.

I mean I don’t really have thoughts on it. That’s not where my focus and my time is. Other people wanna go on about it but they do their thing, we do ours. I’ve got more important and bigger things to worry about over here with the New Jay-pan Cup on at the moment so, you say what are my thoughts on it? If I had any thoughts on it, it would be wasting my time so I don’t really have any thoughts on it.

One name that White would like to see come to Japan and work alongside is Adam Cole.

Yeah, I’d love for Adam [Cole] to come and to work alongside Adam. When I was around him before, I think we kinda got along for the most part. So yeah, if he wanted to do something with us over here, we would love to.

Jay White opened up about the freedom he has on the microphone in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He did add that there have been times when comments from himself or fellow members of Bullet Club were edited out of videos posted onto NJPW’s digital platforms because of certain things they said.

Yeah, in anything you do, if you — they’re obviously smart. Allowing guys like myself to just talk and actually say what we what, they realize more people are gonna watch that so, whether they like what I say or not, luckily they seem to realize that whether they like it or not doesn’t matter but what I say is gonna be pretty important. A lot of people are gonna wanna come in and listen so, do I enjoy it? Of course. If there was anything where they were trying to tell us what not to say or what we can’t do then obviously that is gonna get pretty frustrating so, it does help. There’s been a couple times recently where I’ve noticed they edited a couple things out. T [Tama Tonga or Tanga Loa] had some choice words for YOSHI-HASHI and [Hirooki] Goto I believe that — I don’t know. They didn’t like it and stuff so we’ll make sure that they don’t get too carried away doing that. But, the freedom of it of course is nice always.

On the idea of NJPW being further involved in a company crossover, Jay admitted that it is not something on his mind. He thinks it is right that others should want to work with New Japan.

It’s not really on my mind to try and be involved with any other companies. We kind of are — if you look and think about how it’s been going, everybody’s constantly trying to work and do stuff with New Japan and do stuff with us so we’re the ones that are in demand in my eyes. I think that’s right that-that’s how it is so, I don’t care what they — business side, who they work with and stuff. We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing and everybody else seems to wanna get involved with us.

** Former 7-time NWA World Tag Team Champion ‘Wildcat’ Chris Harris guest appeared on the ‘Counted Out 7’ podcast. The following quotes were passed along and during the discussion, Harris spoke about his recent return to IMPACT Wrestling. Harris says his long-term goal is to continue working with IMPACT.

My long-term goal would definitely be Impact. I really don’t have an interest in anywhere else. I just feel like I’m comfortable there, I know everybody, and I feel like if I can ever get my foot in the door as far as some kind of backstage role, I would love to get into that. I think I would be good at something like that…If I get the call again I’d love to keep doing something. It’s fresh in everybody’s minds, so I think it’d be really good. Like I said, I got a lot of good feedback so I think the fans would really get into something like that, so that’d be cool, but I stay in touch with everybody there, but yeah it’s just a one off right now and then we’ll see where it goes.

Harris was asked what teams he and James Storm could possibly face in IMPACT. Harris said if he was at his best, he would like to share the ring with Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. He reiterated that he feels he would fit better as a producer or an agent in the company.

If I could go like I used to man, I’d love to get in there with Gallows and Anderson! I think we would tear it up!…I feel like I can contribute. The best way I can right now is doing some kind of backstage role whether its agent or producer. Now that I got a taste of being on TV, I’d love to do something with Storm if there’s anything available, as far as, you know, being in his corner. You know, of course that’d be something the company would have to decide, but Storm and I loved the time that we reunited and you know he can still go, so I’d love to be in his corner or doing something like that, that would be great.

After departing TNA, Chris Harris signed with WWE in 2008. He recalled his first meeting with Vince McMahon and explained that it was not a memorable exchange.

I went up (to Vince McMahon) and introduced myself and I bet he didn’t even know who the hell I was. It was just that kind of atmosphere (in WWE) where it’s very corporate. The best way I can describe it is they just want to control you. I mean, they treat you like a robot. They just want to program you to fit their needs. By the time I went over there, I’d be wrestling for 15 years, so I kinda had my own thing going on, and just wanted to apply it into their company…TNA just felt more like a home, like a family, and I feel like since it was a young company, everybody was really pushing to make it work and to make it the best it could possibly be, and with the WWE, you’re just a soldier. You’re a soldier in this big corporation.

Continuing on the topic of WWE, Chris Harris stated that he did not have much assistance getting accustomed to how things operated and people were out for themselves. He did credit Matt Hardy and Jimmy Wang Yang for being helpful.

That was another thing about WWE. Any of the guys I had talked to, they were real supportive of me coming over there…but when I got there, all of that support wasn’t there, everybody was out for themselves. So, that was kind of a blow. These people, I thought were supporting me and I had all this support going into it, and when I got there it was like, hey, I’m on my own. There were very few that reached out to help me along. Matt Hardy was one. He was really cool about it. Jimmy Yang, back then those guys reached out and they were pretty cool, but for the most part I felt like I was alone.

** Kevin Nash did a virtual signing with Highspots Wrestling Network. Nash is coming off of being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame as a part of the n.W.o. He stated that he wanted 2021 inductee Eric Bischoff to be inducted with the nWo.

To me, it is always really nice to watch the people that — because all of us out there had been enshrined one at a time so, it [Hall Of Fame ceremony] was different with no people in the crowd.

He [Eric Bischoff] was the next day. I haven’t seen him yet but it was great to see. Yeah, I wanted him to go in with us [n.W.o.].

Nash came across comments on social media from those who felt that Sean “X-Pac” Waltman shouldn’t have been inducted with the nWo. Nash says Waltman was a key piece to the group and said he was the only one that could actually work.

And one of the things that really pissed me off was I read a couple comments where like, ‘Oh, he [Sean “X-Pac” Waltman] shouldn’t have went in.’ I’m thinking, number one, all of you f*ckers, you weren’t even alive when the run was — they weren’t even alive and Sean Waltman made every house show with me and Scott [Hall]. He was a Cruiserweight Champion, we were the tag champions. We were the only n.W.o. guys on the card making every f*cking town that was drawing money and he was instrumental in that and it was like, he would run down at the end. Like we’d be involved in his match so it was like… if you make those comments that he doesn’t belong, sure is funny how him being thrown out of the n.W.o., DX, all of a sudden, the ratings, that was the end of it. That was a very critical piece of the pie. Take the only motherf*cker out of the n.W.o. that can work, that’s not too smart.

As the questions continued to roll in, Goldberg came up. Nash said Goldberg actually wanted Scott Hall to use a real taser on him when he defended the WCW World Heavyweight Title against Nash. Nash then recalled Goldberg holding nothing back when he speared extras during the filming of The Longest Yard.

It [stun gun] wasn’t real, no. It wasn’t real. He wanted it to be real. He actually did. I’ll give Bill [Goldberg] credit, he’s a nut, man. He was drilling those extras on The Longest Yard.

** Davey Richards noted that he will begin taking bookings in July. He is already advertised for Global Wrestling Syndicate’s show in May and NGW’s show in Tennessee in June.

** According to PWInsider, WWE has began filming promos for the return of Aleister Black. Aleister’s last match took place on an October episode of Raw. He was drafted to SmackDown that month as a part of the WWE Draft.

** UFC Hall Of Famer and former Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey guest appeared on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk podcast. Ronda was asked the question of when she will return to WWE and she said that she will come back when she feels like it.

I don’t know, when I feel it. I’ll come back when I feel like it. Eventually, when I feel like it. I don’t know.

Rousey listed off names like Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair and Natalya that she would like to have a match with/another match with. She reflected on her bouts with Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax and feels that she had great chemistry with them.

Well, in the ring, given the fact that we’ve never worked together before and that we had a day-and-a-half to put the whole thing together, I really think that me and Charlotte [Flair] had a lot of great chemistry. But, Nattie, we had less time. That was my first match ever on the fly and I was literally crying in the match because I was so afraid and we just made it part of the story but, the fact that we were able to actually just make up the match as it went along, I think that we had a really special kind of chemistry that I would really love to actually have a match that we can really prepare for. But, I think one person that I’m capable of doing almost the most with is like Nia [Jax] because she’s like really, really strong and I don’t have to worry about hurting her. So, I feel like I’ve had some great matches with her. I’m really glad my first singles was with her but I think we also kind of gone to that storyline already. We’ve kind of done all that we could at this point. But I would really, just from watching, I really like having someone really strong that I could work with, that I could use as a base but that can also base off of me and I would love to work with Rhea Ripley. I feel like I’d be able to do some really good stuff with her. Whenever I work with somebody, I think of what is it that I could do only with them and they could do only with me. I try to think of one thing that we could do that is entirely unique in our match that only we could do, which I feel there’s a lot of things I could think of for me and Rhea. But Bianca [Belair] too honestly. I mean they’re both really, really strong chicks that I still feel I could lift as well. So I think I’d have the most options with them and I’m just so glad there’s like some new faces and blood coming into the division as well. So, I mean, I think this is one of those things where like, you know, if I won the Royal Rumble and I got to like, ‘Hmm, who am I going to pick?’ I honestly don’t know who I would pick between them right now. But I think that would be really, really exciting just to get in there with them but, yeah. That’s my very non-committal answer.

Elsewhere during the conversation, Rousey talked about how going through the nerves, pressure and anxiety leading up to an MMA fight helped her prepare for those same feelings in wrestling. With that past experience, she was able to make her big match[es] at WrestleMania feel like another day at the office.

I think the realism that comes in real fights comes from the anxiety and the stress and the weeks leading up to it and you know, your actual pride being on the line in a way, that I think taking that out of it, it just makes everything just so fun and carefree in comparison. Wrestling is like all of the fun, all of the best parts, none of the stress. It’s all of like how — if I could make a match exactly how I would wanna make it in order to make it as entertaining as possible, what would it be? And we get to do that and none of the cutting weight and none of the weeks of, you know, built up — I mean you do build up but it’s not the same. It’s just all of the best parts and so, yeah. I think that the major difference is the lack of stress. At WrestleMania, it kinda just felt like another day. I wasn’t freaking out, you know?

** Cinta de Oro (Sin Cara II) spoke to Sportskeeda for an exclusive interview. He told the site about several projects he is currently working on and one of those projects is a book about his life.

I am also doing other projects outside wrestling. I’m starting a company with my brother. I’ll give you guys more information later on. He wants to start a company and we’re in the plans of doing all that. I’m also writing a couple of books, writing a book about… a motivational book telling stories about my life, about my childhood. It’s like a biography. Like stories about when I was a kid, a teenager, and through that how God has always protected me and has kept me going to achieve what I’ve accomplished no matter the obstacles, no matter what I’ve done. Letting people know that they can accomplish anything. And that’s mainly about the book. And also I’m writing a kids book ’cause I got to do a lot of things with kids and I’m just excited to have something that them and me can actually communicate.

The amount of Mexican talents that WWE has on their roster became a focus point of the conversation. Caristico was not pleased that there was no representation of Mexico on the WrestleMania 37 card. He said that lack of representation was one of the main reasons he and Andrade both left the company.

Talentwise, everybody’s very talented. I can understand. But it’s just sad to be able to see that the Mexicans, us, don’t get the opportunity to showcase… Not one Mexican on the card and that’s just unfortunate because if you look at the talent that they have, they have great wrestlers. They can do a lot of positive things with them and they don’t do it and they don’t really… I don’t think they really care, to be honest. That was the main thing why I left. That’s why Andrade left also. It wasn’t because he wanted to leave or because we were just trying to become news out there. It’s not about that but trying to fight for your ideals and what you want to accomplish in your life. And for me it’s not about the money. And for Andrade it’s not about the money.

** Longtime referee Mike Chioda spoke to ‘Metro’ for an exclusive interview. The two parties went over Undertaker and Goldberg’s match from WWE Super ShowDown. Chioda said he almost stopped the match because of the direction it was going in but he did not receive instructions to end the match when he asked about the next steps.

I almost had to call an audible during the Undertaker/Goldberg match at Saudi Arabia. It went downhill after Goldberg got gashed open in the turnbuckle, got concussed. He was badly concussed and he got through the match, but barely. That’s when I was kinda worried because I thought, ‘Oh my God!’ After the suplex, they almost broke their necks. ‘Oh my God, let’s get this done,’ he was so concussed. I was waiting to hear back from somebody to say, ‘Should I call this match or not because he’s not doing good at all?’

They just let them go. When you were an old school wrestler, you didn’t care if you were bleeding – you got through the match, whatever it took, you got through it. You wouldn’t see too many guys just saying, ‘Oh I can’t wrestle no more,’ or ‘I broke my finger,’ or ‘I tore my knee out.’ They still get through the match. These days are a little bit different because we take concussion protocol a lot more serious – we are taking it much more seriously now, in wrestling.

That’s it, let it play out. Unless Taker’s gonna tell me something. Then I would’ve done it. That was it. Taker tells me something, I’m doing it. I don’t care if the office in the back didn’t like it or not! Taker is one of the bosses, that’s for sure.

** Prior to the 4/14 episode of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) chatted with TV Insider. Conversations arose about AEW having too many factions. Nick Jackson had the following to say in response:

New Japan Pro Wrestling has been booking factions for more than 40 years, and they’re still around. I see the argument, but I think North American fans have never seen this many at one time. They are used to one, two, or three stables in a company. It’s easier to book angles. It’s easy to get more people involved with different groups. If you’re not aligned in a stable, you’re alone, and that’s hard to book sometimes. That’s why we have a lot of factions. It has clearly worked.

Matt provided an update on the idea of AEW Trios Titles and said they recently talked to Tony Khan about it and it will happen.

We actually just mentioned that to [president] Tony Khan last week. It’s something we’ve been talking about for a while. I think it’s something we will do. It’s just a matter of when.

Matt and Nick further discussed the match that was on the table between them and Kenny Omega versus New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods). Nick would also like to share the ring with The Usos.

Nick: I feel like we’ve wrestled every tag team we’ve wanted to. I guess the Usos and The New Day would be the only two left who would be on my bucket list. When we were close to doing The Elite versus The New Day a few years ago, WWE never gave the okay on it. We were really close to doing it.

Matt: Even with the teams we’ve wrestled before, it’s going to be a different dynamic now as heels. This will be a whole new Young Bucks act. It feels like we’re starting now as new characters. I would like to work FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) again at some point. I would like to work Santana and Ortiz with them being babyfaces.

** During her appearance on the Sports Guys Talking Wrestling show, Alexa Bliss further discussed her storyline with ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt. Bliss believes her involvement in the story was not supposed to go past the Swamp Match between Wyatt and Braun Strowman. She added that it has been creatively fulfilling.

Honestly, I don’t really know [whose idea it was to pair me & Bray Wyatt] at first, because I was told that I was gonna do a little insert in the Swamp Match that him and Braun [Strowman] had, because I was Braun’s Mixed Match Challenge partner and I don’t think I was supposed to be anything more than that but it kinda evolved into what it is now because you know, Braun and I did have a long history in WWE and then we were able to kind of play off of that and it really, it worked really well, and it’s been really fun and it’s been the most creative freedom that we’ve had in a sense but it’s also been one of the most challenging characters and the most fun.

** Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda chatted with Gail Kim at WrestleCon. Gail offered a response to those who question what AEW is getting out of the working relationship with IMPACT Wrestling:

In a lot of fans’ minds, they’re thinking, ‘What is AEW getting out of it?’ But I think it has just been getting positive feedback. All the fans wanna see things like this. They love mixing it up, having something fresh and new and it is just exciting, right?

** IMPACT Wrestling’s Ace Austin was interviewed by Chris Van Vliet. While being under contract to IMPACT and working independent shows, Ace Austin is a ten-year employee of Hot Topic and still works for the company. He says they’ve been accommodating and he has never had to choose between them and his bookings.

Yeah, the end of March, the end of this month will be ten years.

And I had always said, from the time — I got a job at Hot Topic when I was 14 years old. My bosses were always very supportive of the wrestling dream, the idea. Hot Topic’s always been very supportive of independent artists and people looking to explore those kinds of avenues. So, my one boss, his name was (Steven/Stephen). He used to be a backyard wrestler when he was in high school and he was friends with — he backyard wrestled with G-Raver who then became an indie wrestler and my boss never did. So he had that kind of in the back of his mind and then when he met me when he became the manager, we had this really great relationship. We talked about wrestling all the time and like I said, he was always — he was the reason that I’ve stayed with the company for so long honestly because he made sure that unconditionally, I would have the time off that I needed. They’ve never made me choose between wrestling or work and that is why I’ve stayed with the company for so long. The day that they tell me that I can’t go to a booking because I need to work a shift is the day I’ll leave. They’ve never done that to me so it’s always been like we work with each other, I make sure they know my commitments and if something comes up, they are more than welcome to help me schedule around it.

** Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson covered WrestleMania 22 for the latest Something to Wrestle with podcast. There were people backstage not happy with Mickie James after her Women’s Title match with Trish Stratus because of Mickie’s provocative gesture during the match.

Oh yeah [people backstage were upset], God please. That is just, yeah. Not in good taste. You know, there’s certain things that can be provocative things and that just wasn’t in good taste.

Prichard shared that after Vince McMahon had his match with Shawn Michaels on that WrestleMania card, he immediately got back on the headset. Bruce joked around with the idea of flipping the roles on Vince and telling him he doesn’t have time to rest.

It’s time to recover later. You go and put the headset back on and work. You don’t have time to — what the f*ck? You gonna rest? Rest after the show.

Joey Styles was discussed at length during the podcast. He called the Edge versus Mick Foley match on the show. Prichard gave his take on why Joey’s style of commentary was not to the taste of some in WWE.

I really don’t remember the switch that much but I’ll say this about Joey Styles: I thought Joey was very talented in many areas. Unfortunately, Joey was only, as far as his commentary goes, I think that Joey had done it so long in that ECW style of, ‘Oh my God!!’ And all that, that-that is what Joey naturally fell back into. So, while I think that Joey had a lot of talent and I didn’t think Joey was bad at all frankly, it was different. It was just different and you know, you also had Jim [Ross], ‘Well damn, play-by-play guy… why can’t I do play-by-play? And Joey, he’s ECW.’ I think it was a combination of a lot of things.

** Rhea Ripley went on a press tour following her Raw Women’s Title victory against Asuka at WrestleMania 37. She was brought onto the Australian breakfast show ‘Sunrise’ and told the hosts that she was not expecting to be on the WrestleMania card.

I didn’t expect to be on WrestleMania this year. Before this, I was just sitting in catering for a good two months. Just watching the shows, biding my time. It’s just wild to think that I’m making this sort of impact. Because I don’t really think of myself as anything special but people are pointing out to me.

** WFLA’s story about Big E auctioning off his WrestleMania 37 gear to help feed those in need in Tampa, Florida.

** talkSPORT conducted an interview with Renee Paquette. She shared that she did have a bit of input as far as who would be joining her on-screen on WWE Backstage. She recalled Taz, Jeff Jarrett, Mickie James and eventual regular Mark Henry auditioning before the show debuted on FS1.

[I had a] little bit [of a say]. Right off the jump, as soon as the show was a thing, I was to be the host. That was cool. ‘You are our girl, come in and host the show.’ So we had done a bunch of auditions. We were bringing in, s***, everybody! We had Taz, Jeff Jarrett, Mark Henry… did Mickie James come in at one point? We had a bunch of people anyways. We were just trying different chemistry combos. I floated Booker’s name out there. I love working with Booker T, I think he’s just the best. I love his energy, I love hanging out with him. Throwing a question his way and seeing where the hell he’s going to go with it [laughs]. So he was somebody that was top of my list for sure. We had established chemistry from the kickoff shows and whatnot. Then with Paige, I’m all for let’s have more women on the shows. Don’t make me the token woman! We can get along, enjoy each other and make that show really cool. Her and I had been dying to work together on something for years whether it was a network show for WWE or whatever, we just always enjoyed working together and doing stuff. So with her not being on TV and not wrestling, I was like bring her in! We all know she has big opinions on things, let’s give her a platform for it.

** While speaking with Muscle & Fitness, Eva Marie reiterated that she would be open to stepping back in the ring for WWE. She feels that it just has to happen at the right time.

I love WWE so much. I owe my career to Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and of course, Triple H. They took a chance on a no-name kid. When it comes to me stepping back in the ring, absolutely. I mean, I feel like now is the time for some heat and we all know your girl got a lot of that. So, I would love to definitely step back into the ring, it just has to be the right time, and the right moment, and if that opportunity arises, you better believe your girl is coming through.

** Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry welcomed Eric Bischoff onto Busted Open Radio to talk about his WWE Hall Of Fame induction. Bischoff detailed what it means to him to be honored in a such a manner after being in competition with Vince McMahon and the WWF/E.

Very much so and it [Monday Night Wars] was a fight, it was a battle, you know? And as business, competition goes, it was as bloody as it gets. It wasn’t on as large of a scale as the Coke and Pepsi wars but it definitely was a messy period of time and a fun period. But to come full circle and be standing there on a stage in the WWE Hall Of Fame and I said it in my speech man, I kinda feel like I have some imposter syndrome going on because going back to the very first inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame, Andre The Giant and all the massive names and when I say massive, I mean in the industry and in pop culture, it felt really surreal but it also felt complete is about the only way I can say it and maybe it is because it really was the completion of a full circle in my career.

** Titus O’Neil and his foundation partnered with Gulf Middle School and Pasco Middle School in Florida to bring innovation labs to the schools.

** Yuji Nagata responded to Jon Moxley’s IWGP U.S. Title match challenge:

 

** Natalya shared her thoughts about WrestleMania 37 in her latest Calgary Sun article. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

One performance that really shocked me in the best possible way was Bad Bunny! He is a lifelong fan of WWE and has an incredibly successful career as a musician. I couldn’t believe how hard he worked in just a very short amount of time to realize his WWE dreams. While Bad Bunny comes from a totally different world than ours, he showed nothing but respect for the process it takes to compete in a WWE ring.

After every WrestleMania, a new year begins for WWE, but all of us will forever remember what a truly magical weekend it was. I’m counting down the days until next year in Dallas.

** NorthJersey.com spoke to CM Punk. Punk was also a guest on My Mom’s Basement.

** John Cena did an interview with TV Insider.

** AEW Games 2.Show hosted by Kenny Omega:

 

** Highspots Wrestling Network uploaded highlights to their YouTube channel from WrestleCon 2021:

 

** Taylor Wilde welcomed Chris Bey onto her ‘Wilde On’ podcast.

** Session Moth Martina will be in action at Wrestle Carnival’s show on August 1st. Her last match was in December of 2020.

** The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) were interviewed for Sports Illustrated’s ‘This Week in Wrestling’ column.

** NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku Results (4/15/21) Korakuen Hall
– Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado def. Tomoaki Honma, SHO & YOH
– Jado & Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) def. DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
– YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Gedo, Taiji Ishimori, KENTA, EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
– Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan def. BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito
– Shingo Takagi & SANADA def. Aaron Henare & Will Ospreay

** Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon appeared on Good Morning America to promote the ‘WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures’ series.

** Graham Matthews has an interview with The Miz and Maryse for Daily DDT.

** Comicbook.com’s interview with Kyle O’Reilly that was conducted prior to NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night two.

** WrestlingSport chatted with Jazz.

** Paul Heyman appeared on The Pat McAfee Show.

 

** Here’s the latest episode of Xavier Woods and Tyler Breeze’s Battle of the Brands show:

 

** Part two of NJPW’s interview with Shingo Takagi is up on their site.

** Braun Strowman joined Beckles and Recher on 95.3 WDAE. Strowman was also a guest on ‘The Extra Point’ podcast.

** Gabriel Kidd’s latest write-up for NJPW1972.com.

** UPROXX published their interview with NXT talent AJ Francis who is co-hosting the A&E/WWE series ‘Most Wanted Treasures’.

** Bronson Reed was filmed by NXT’s production team for a short piece that is now up on the WWEPC YouTube channel.

 

** Sportskeeda has an interview with Matt Sydal.

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